A major Tottenham weakness exposed, despite Brighton win

Tottenham Hotspur got back to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League.

Spurs needed three points badly after a poor recent run, with goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela ensuring victory over Chris Hughton’s men.

Tottenham were largely dominant and put in an improved performance – without showing fully what the side is capable of.

However, there were a number of nervy spells were Brighton got their tails up and Spurs had to hang on slightly.

One major weakness was exposed in the Tottenham side against the Seagulls – the inability of our full-backs to defend in a back four.

Both Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose made a positive contribution when getting forward against Brighton, but the pair were also found out in one-on-one situations against modest opposition.

While Tottenham fans can dream of the side being bolstered in different positions, the area that needs improvement through the recruitment of new players is at full-back.

Both Rose and Trippier, along with Ben Davies and Serge Aurier, can be effective weapons when going forward – especially when fielded as wing-backs with three centre-halves behind them.

However, none of the quartet install much confidence when going towards their own goal – which could be costly this season.